Assembling Hackerspace DIY Book Scanner Portland

This weekend, we -- the nonprofit Paper Upgrade Project ( -- assembled the Hackerspace Book Scanner as sent by Daniel. We used Rob's outstanding IKEA-like instructions, which I commented along the way. Assembly took roughly 14 hours, but I am not a hardware person, so that included time spent watching Youtube "drill press" (will not be necessary in later versions) and "pilot hole and counter sink" videos. I did cut myself (very minor) on the glass while flipping pages, so you might add some protective material near or on the glass edges there -- all of which I included in the comments to the instructions. :-) Lastly, a big thanks goes to everyone who has contributed here -- you are wonderful!